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After several beautiful mid-February days, it’s back to a stormy pattern.

Our next winter storm will arrive Tuesday evening and extend into the day Wednesday.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • TIMING: Snow develops between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday. The snow becomes heavy through at least midnight. A change to sleet may take place into the early Wednesday morning hours. A wintry mix and coastal rain will end during the afternoon Wednesday.
  • TYPE: It will be all snow to start. A change to sleet and possibly some coastal rain/freezing rain should be expected Wednesday morning.
  • HOW MUCH: Most inland areas will pick up a half foot to foot. Around 4-8 inches over southern and coastal Maine due to more sleet and rain. The highest amounts should be in the foothills and mountains.
  • PRECIPITATION TYPE: It will primarily be all snow. There is some sleet or mix expected Wednesday late morning along the coast.
  • WIND: Winds will be at their strongest midnight through 7 a.m. Wednesday. Winds may gust 35 to 45 MPH, which may lead to some scattered outages.
  • COASTAL FLOODING: The only high tide that needs to be monitored will be 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. It’s not running astronomically high, which is a good thing, at 9 feet. Splash over, and beach erosion should be expected around the time of high tide.

The storm will pull away during the afternoon and evening on Wednesday.

Westerly winds will stay active out of the west into Thursday gusting 20 to 30 MPH.

We’ll get a break on Thursday with a mix of clouds and sun.

Our next weather maker will arrive before sunrise Friday. Temperatures look too warm to support a big snow event. Instead, a wintry mix to rain appears more likely to end out the work week. Stay tuned.

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